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A New Great Lake--or Dead Sea?

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Science  23 May 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5879, pp. 1002-1005
DOI: 10.1126/science.320.5879.1002

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Turkmenistan intends to create a huge lake in the desert by filling a natural depression with drainage water. Critics say it's a bad idea that could even spark a war.